play·​group | \ ˈplā-ˌgrüp How to pronounce playgroup (audio) \

Definition of playgroup

: an informal gathering of preschool children organized for the purpose of play and companionship

Examples of playgroup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The group’s rise from playgroup to political movement emerged in the spring, as members called into Board of Supervisors meetings to object to business and school closures. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Aug. 2021 In a family pod structure, two to five children meet regularly, with a parent at the helm to facilitate either their school’s distance learning or a stable playgroup. Annie Vainshtein,, 4 Aug. 2020 People confirms that Prince Harry joined Meghan Markle for the first time in taking baby son Archie to his playgroup session. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Nov. 2019 The free playgroups run until the end of the month. Steve Rubenstein,, 16 Apr. 2020 But during the pandemic, all five Wag Hotels in the Bay Area are offering free playgroups on Tuesdays. Steve Rubenstein,, 16 Apr. 2020 Free playgroups for pets: Dogs and cats looking for a good time should call 888-WAG-LINE. Steve Rubenstein,, 16 Apr. 2020 Twice a day, the shelter live-streams on its Facebook page some of the dogs in their outdoor playgroup session. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 6 Apr. 2020 And a 2015 study published in the journal Developmental Psychobiology gauged how kids who have autism interacted in playgroups when given a guinea pig versus a toy; arousal indicators on their skin revealed the guinea pig put them much more at ease. Elyse Moody, Allure, 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of playgroup

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of playgroup was in 1909

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1 Sep 2021

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“Playgroup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of playgroup

: an organized group of young children and their parents that meet regularly so the children can play together
: a school where children younger than five years old go to play and learn


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